US - Indiana - Full Moon 92 - 04/05/04
Into the Light
Wooden Man Records
This is an angular, arty but still kind of punky record. The all-female band is lead by Carrie
Conley who has an impressively feral voice and a compelling guitar playing style.
"Butchwax" rocks fiercely but still has time to include rather sweet vocal flights. "No Good" is
a straightforward song with a strong vocal by Conley. Joy Gerwe pounds her drums with abandon.
"Holly" is musically soft but has dark words.
A frantic spoken word style is set to the hard rhythm of "Dirty Knees" to good effect. "Too Low"
is like a song by early Throwing Muses and that's high praise.
Arcade are clearly a gifted band and this record is a testament to that.
Copyright © 2004 Anna Maria Stjärnell